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What Type of Insulation is Best for Your Home?

We have covered why proper insulation is so essential to the overall comfort and efficiency of your home. But, how do you know which type of insulation is best? After all, there is a variety of quality insulation types to choose from, each with their own unique benefits. At Lewis Insulation, we are experts in home insulation for Rogers and the surrounding areas and would like to provide you with a brief rundown of each insulation material as well as a few tips to help you along the way. And, when you’re ready to learn more about home insulation for your Roger’s home, give us a call to learn more about it and to get on our schedule right away.

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Fiberglass

This is what most people think of when it comes to insulation. Fiberglass is a popular choice because it is so budget-friendly. However, this type of home insulation is usually best installed by professionals. A good choice for walls, floors and ceilings, it comes in rolls that are ready-made for installation. This type of home insulation is best for between framing, like studs and joists.

Closed Cell Spray Foam

Closed cell polyurethane spray foam insulation is one of the most advanced insulating materials available today. Here at Lewis Insulation, we use state of the art equipment & have completed certified training & continued education on spraying polyurethane spray foam. Closed cell spray foam offers the highest R-value over all other insulation types.

Cellulose

Cellulose is one of the most effective types of insulation since it has such a high R-value, and it is also a great choice for those concerned about the environment and their carbon footprint. That’s because cellulose is made out of recycled newspaper. It also works great for those hard to reach areas of your home, like your attic. And it can be installed over existing insulation.

And, this includes just some of the great benefits of each type of insulation material. Give us a call to learn more! The type of home insulation your house needs is based on a few different factors and we can work with you to help determine which type of home insulation is best for you.

Are you interested in getting more information about home insulation for your Rogers area home? Call Lewis Insulation at 763-477-2612, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

Get a Cooler Attic this Summer with Attic Ventilation

With hot weather here to stay for the summer, it is a good time to start thinking about ways to help keep the house cool. One of the most important parts of keeping your home cool is proper ventilation. As professionals in attic ventilation for Maple Grove, we would like to tell you more about attic ventilation and why now is a superb time to consider having it properly addressed by experts.

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In the summer, natural air flow in a well-vented attic helps to release the hot air out of the attic. This helps assist your air conditioning, keeping cooling costs low and your home comfortable. Have some more questions about attic ventilation? Here are a few of the most common ones we hear:

How do you know if your attic is properly ventilated?

Most attics require air chutes to circulate proper air flow. Air chutes are placed between the rafters in the attic, and go down into the soffit to bring up proper air flow. The size of the attic determines how many air chutes are recommended for optimal venting.

Why does attic ventilation help in summer?

At first it may seem odd to add insulation for warmth and then purposely allow cold air to enter the attic through vents, but this combination is the key to a durable and energy-efficient home. In the summer, natural air flow in a well-vented attic moves super-heated air out of the attic, protecting roof shingles and removing moisture. The insulation will resist heat transfer into the house.

What types of problems can a poorly insulated attic cause?

Inadequate venting in your attic causes all sorts of problems, including wood rot to mildew, peeling paint, rusty nails or screws, roofing problems and even energy loss.

The good news is that these issues can be easily prevented by simply venting your attic correctly.

Do you still have some more questions about attic ventilation? Give us a call us at Lewis Insulation and we can get you scheduled for a visit. We will come out and take a look to determine proper ventilation, whether you have it or not. Whatever the reason you might think you need better attic ventilation, you should talk to a professional to determine what your home needs.

For more information about attic ventilation for your Maple Grove home, call us at Lewis Insulation at 763-477-2612, or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.

How Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation Can Keep Your Home Cool this Summer

Considering insulation work for your home? Did you know that closed cell spray foam insulation can keep a house not only warm in the winter, but nice and cool in the summer? With the weather finally warming, the insulation experts here at Lewis Insulation thought it would be a good time to discuss the many summertime benefits to be enjoyed with closed cell spray foam insulation for your St Michael area home.

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As you are well aware, it is important for homeowners to keep their homes cool without having to run their AC unit at all times, running up their monthly energy bills. That’s where high quality, properly installed closed cell spray foam insulation comes in! How it all works:

In order to keep a home cool in the summer months it is usually necessary to either use a window air conditioning unit or central air unit. These machines are the only thing that create cold air, as every other appliance radiates heat. This is where spray foam insulation plays its part. Heat transfer and air flow both contribute to the comfort and energy efficiency of a home. With closed cell spray foam insulation you create a barrier to keep cool air from escaping and hot air from getting in. Spray foam insulation completely fill the cavities, including any gaps and crevices in your roof and walls stopping any air leakage and movement.

While other types of insulation are great at this, closed cell spray foam insulation is simply the best as it provides both heat resistance and an air seal. It’s really able to get into the nooks and crannies of the home.

With closed cell spray foam insulation your air conditioner also won’t need to run constantly in an effort to maintain a constant temperature. This will save you money in the long run on your monthly energy bills as well as on maintenance for your AC unit.

In conclusion, closed cell spray foam insulation is a smart choice year round because it’s great at creating an air seal in your home and creating a barrier that will hold in those comfortable temperatures.

As you can see, there are many reasons closed cell spray foam insulation can benefit you and your family this summer!

Do you want more information about closed cell spray foam insulation in St Michael? Call Lewis Insulation at 763-477-2612, or you can contact us and request a Free Estimate.

Lewis Insulation Earns 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award

We are proud to announce that we have earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2017.

2017 Angie's List Super Service Award“The service providers that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award have demonstrated the level of excellence that members have come to expect,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided top-notch service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2017 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check, record a current trade license attestation and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Lewis Insulation has been listed on Angie’s List since 2007. This is the eleventh year Lewis Insulation has received this honor.

Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For more than two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

Lewis Insulation has been serving the Twin Cities metro area for more than 35 years. We insulate attics, walls, garages, pole buildings and more. We offer fiberglass and cellulose as blown-in insulation, and we offer closed cell spray foam insulation. We insulate both existing and new buildings, both residential and commercial. Other services we offer include air sealing, ventilation, sound proofing and ice dam control. Learn more about our services or contact us for information.

Why You Need to Hire the Professionals for Your Home Insulation this Spring

Spring is just around the corner so you are likely putting together a list of the home improvement projects you need to tackle. If you noticed some issues with your insulation over the winter, then insulation installation will be at the top of that list. After all the warm weather makes spring a great time of year to take on this type of project. But, it is most definitely not a do-it-yourself project. All home insulation must be handled by the professionals.

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Your home is the biggest investment you will ever make. And its insulation is an important part of its safety, comfort and efficiency. Hiring professional home insulation contractors means that your home insulation will be properly installed. And that means you could save a lot of money on your home’s heating and cooling costs in the long run. Plus your home will stay comfortable all year round, and insulation helps reduce noise that comes in from the outside.

So when it’s time for a major repair or service, you don’t want to trust just anyone. You want to make sure that your home insulation contractors are reliable and qualified to do the work. As experts in home insulation for Wayzata we have a few suggestions on what to look for when you hire insulation contractors like us.

One of the best ways to find quality home insulation contractors is through word of mouth. In today’s technological world, it is easy to find online reviews of a variety of services. Visiting a website like Angie’s List is a great way to learn about the experiences that other homeowners have had with those insulation contractors.

Another thing to keep an eye out for when hiring a home insulation contractor is to ensure they are licensed, bonded and insured like we are at Lewis Insulation. They should also offer a variety of insulation choices. Lewis Insulation offers three types: fiberglass, spray foam and cellulose. Your home insulation contractors should be able to tell you which type of insulation is the most appropriate for your unique home.

For more information on home insulation in the Wayzata area, call Lewis Insulation at 763-477-2612 or contact us for a Free Estimate.